Switzerland would hold the distinction of being the only country in Western Europe to be completely surrounded by the EU, but for the intervention of the tiny state of Liechtenstein (41km) bordering it to the east. All of its other neighbours are full members - Germany (334km) to the north, France (573km) to the west, Italy (740km) to the south and Austria (164km) also to its east.
Switzerland is a great country i looked at some of the country's statistics and i didn't know that it had some interesting things
Swiss Chocolate - YUM
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In response to Tina:
70% of the land area of Switzerland is mountainous, with the remainder being an elevated central plateau. This terrain forms a natural defence which was particularly effective during the pre-avaiation era.
After the defeat of Napoleon, in 1815, the congress of Vienna declared Switzerland to be independent and permanently neutral. Military neutrality has been maintained ever since and has been respected by neighbouring countries throughout numerous conflicts including both World Wars.